Harold G. Koenig, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor of Medicine
Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
Campus mail Box 3400 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-6633
Email address harold.koenig@duke.edu

My primary research is focused on studying the effects of religion and spirituality on health. I am founding Co-Director of Duke’s Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health.

For a complete bio and CV, go to the following website: https://spiritualityandhealth.duke.edu/index.php/harold-g-koenig-m-d

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine, 1982

Publications

Rubenstein, A., H. G. Koenig, D. B. Marin, V. Sharma, I. Harpaz-Rotem, and R. H. Pietrzak. “Religion, spirituality, and risk for incident posttraumatic stress disorder, suicidal ideation, and hazardous drinking in U.S. military veterans: A 7-year, nationally representative, prospective cohort study (Accepted).” Journal of Affective Disorders 295 (December 1, 2021): 1110–17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2021.08.128.

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Castro, Laura S., Tracy A. Balboni, Talita C. Lobo, Rita Simone L. Moreira, Harold G. Koenig, John R. Peteet, and Fatima Cintra. “Assessing Religious Commitment in a Multicultural Inpatient Setting: A Psychometric Evaluation of the 10-item Belief into Action Scale.” J Relig Health 60, no. 5 (October 2021): 3576–90. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-021-01223-8.

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33710465
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Ames, Donna, Zachary Erickson, Chelsea Geise, Suchi Tiwari, Sergii Sakhno, Alexander C. Sones, Chaplain Geoffrey Tyrrell, et al. “Treatment of Moral Injury in U.S. Veterans with PTSD Using a Structured Chaplain Intervention.” J Relig Health 60, no. 5 (October 2021): 3052–60. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-021-01312-8.

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34148181
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Koenig, Harold G., and Faten Al Zaben. “Psychometric Validation and Translation of Religious and Spiritual Measures.” Journal of Religion and Health 60, no. 5 (October 2021): 3467–83. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-021-01373-9.

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34331172
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Carey, Lindsay B., Jeffery Cohen, Harold G. Koenig, Terrence Hill, Ezra Gabbay, Carl Aiken, and Jacinda R. Carey. “Remembering 9/11, Moral Injury, COVID-19 and Measuring Religion, Spirituality and Health.” Journal of Religion and Health 60, no. 5 (October 2021): 2977–82. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-021-01423-2.

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34491480
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Hodgson, Timothy J., Lindsay B. Carey, and Harold G. Koenig. “Moral Injury, Australian Veterans and the Role of Chaplains: An Exploratory Qualitative Study.” J Relig Health 60, no. 5 (October 2021): 3061–89. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-021-01417-0.

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34553273
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Carey, Lindsay B., Jeffery Cohen, Harold G. Koenig, Ezra Gabbay, Jacinda R. Carey, and Carl Aiken. “COVID-19, Mental Health and Cancer.” Journal of Religion and Health 60, no. 4 (August 2021): 2191–95. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-021-01318-2.

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34155606
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Makridis, C. A., B. Johnson, and H. G. Koenig. “Does Religious Affiliation Protect People's Well-Being? Evidence from the Great Recession after Correcting for Selection Effects.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 60, no. 2 (June 1, 2021): 252–73. https://doi.org/10.1111/jssr.12700.

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Koenig, Harold G., Jill B. Hamilton, and Benjamin R. Doolittle. “Training to Conduct Research on Religion, Spirituality and Health: A Commentary.” J Relig Health 60, no. 3 (June 2021): 2178–89. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-021-01193-x.

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33528715
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